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My first microphone pre-amp design

Doing a school project is the PERFECT excuse to design build a test my first ground up original Microphone pre-amp! I learned these buzzwords from the Kimber cable guy: The imaging is fantastic, totally forward sounding with edge AND detail

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, School

Moving stuff across the country

I most certainly had a busy “reading week”.  It started with finishing up a job My brother Mike started.  Moving 7 pallets of equipment from my moms garage in Saskatoon.    Followed by great visits with Family and friends.  I’m

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Casses, Console, Design, Effects, HVR, Location, Mixing, ORANGE, Patching, Portable, Projects, Rack Mount, Recording, Repair, Studio, Tape, WBS, WBSps.ca

Pictures of us building Wilma

Before

Posted in APKaudio, Console, Mechanical, Projects, Repair, Revolution Recording, WBS, WBSps.ca

Balancing and un-balancing simulation

Started a project for school… got side tracked and designed a balancing and unbalancing circuit for some modules.

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Design, Mixing, Projects

console dolly

moving a few frames across the country.

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Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4

Here is the prototype for the dinner Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4 The parts can be quickly ordered here and assembly the simplest DIY project out there. Soldering and tests to follow!

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Dynamics, Effects, Mechanical, Patching, Rack Mount, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

DB-4 first PCB

got my prototype back and there were some tweaks needed. So many lessons to learn about PCB

Posted in APKaudio

Moving a patchbay

  A couple of weekends ago I helped move a patchbay out of a studio and down two sets of stairs… It was like “moving a washing machine down the stairs with a sofa attached”

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Patching

Avid crash

I was given an AVID pen, it crashed when the tip fell out

Posted in APKaudio

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES” dB-4

Well after some time away, I’ve gotten back to the Dinner Box The dinner box is a PCB that users can solder EDAC connectors that mate with Ward-Beck Systems Auxiliary modules. With a standardized 5 PIN XLR power connector, users

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Design, Effects, Projects

RTO-PSU

Working with a Power one Power supply in the construction of a 25V bi-polar PSU for some WBS modules.  I’m using the lovely CatherineNorth.com power supply as a voltage doubler to get 48V phantom power.   

Posted in APKaudio

Dinner Box – M461

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mixing, New Gear, Recording, Repair, Tricks, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Joel Plaskett rocking some WBS pre-amps

I was reading http://professional-sound.com/ (like I do every month plug plug) and saw Joels lovely new studio and Neve Console.  Front an centre I was happy to see the set of WBS pre-amps I wired up for him a few years

Posted in APKaudio, Awesome, Filters, Macgyvered, Mixing, New Gear, ORANGE, Projects, Rack Mount, Recording, Revolution Recording, WBS, WBSps.ca

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOX” – dB-4

Working on the new Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES”    dB-4 Because there’s real Meat in it… Because sometimes I skip lunch… Because they don’t serve lunch at 4AM… Because I eat lunch for breakfast… It’s a backplate to simply wire

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Power, Projects, Rack Mount, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Knee deep

Posted in APKaudio

The Gorton brothers are in their new home!

I’ve got my new Gorton 256-6 grinder in the shop along side the P1-2 engraver!   I’m excited to have it back in the shuffle.  They look very different under the light!   

Posted in APKaudio, Awesome, Tools

Herman Miller Chair repair

My Old Herman Miller wheels were really ruining my floor.  This is something you don’t really think about until it’s too late… I ordered hardwood floor safe wheels for my chair.  I really recommend them for any surface… the soft

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mechanical, New Gear, Repair, Studio, Tricks, Upgrade

Passive HP/LP Filter calculator – More fun with Excel

To better understand the behavior of a Passive Resistor Inductor / Resistor Capacitor I built another excel calculator…. ly

Posted in APKaudio, Data, Design, Explanations, Filters, Projects, reference, Resources, School, Science, Truth

Finished a project for school

I had to build a 1 watt Class AB – Amplifier for an Electronics devices course.   The school has an LPKF PCB prototyping machine to make these PCBs with.   I’m not going to turn down the chance to have the boards

Posted in APKaudio, New Gear, School, Science

I was at a convenience store…

    It’s almost cheaper than iTunes…

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